Google Fiber comes in another city

Google equips with San Antonio another big city with 1 Gbit / s: For $ 80 a month, FTTH fiber optic technology is provided.

Google is the Texan town of San Antonio to equip with its Fiber-to-the-home network. This, the company announced. It is the sixth city and largest urban region that endows Google this year with Google Fiber.

With 1.4 million inhabitants, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the USA. In June Google began the network deployment in five major cities that were announced as expanding cities earlier this year.

Google is the Texan town of San Antonio to equip with its Fiber-to-the-home network. This, the company announced. It is the sixth city and largest urban region that endows Google this year with Google Fiber.

With 1.4 million inhabitants, San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the USA. In June Google began the network deployment in five major cities that were announced as expanding cities earlier this year.

A Google Fiber fiber optic port with 1 Gbit / s in both up- and downstream and without volume limit costs 80 US dollars per month. The contract is for at least one year, a connection fee does not apply. In addition, Google Drive are with a storage capacity of 1 TB and a junction box included in the price.

For $ 120 per month for two years contract period there is an additional package with numerous TV channels in HD, including a set-top box, Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and a NAS.

The third form is a collective Internet access with 5 Mbit / s downstream and 1 Mbit / s upstream for one-time $ 300 without volume restriction and with the guarantee that the service is at least seven years available. An important limitation is: “You can run your own server of any type on its Google Fiber port”, according to the Terms and Conditions.

To avoid expensive civil engineering work as possible, has been agreed in Kansas City to hang the cable to any existing aerial mast of the city. Instead of fiberglass to lay everywhere only such district were transformed into Fiber Hoods, where enough people progress reported. In telephony Google Fiber waived because of the high burden and costs, the company said. For the television signal its own technology had been developed. The set-top boxes and routers are also a self-made.